Scholarships & Financial Assistance

With education costs on the rise, enhancing student assistance is a top priority for Acadia. Each year, we award more than $4 million to students in the form of scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries, awards, and prizes. By maintaining a strong scholarship and financial assistance program, we are able to attract, retain and support our students.

As a donor to scholarships and financial assistance, you can direct your gift toward: general award funds or awards for specific departments, faculties, research, or athletic teams; any existing named awards; or you can create a personal legacy by establishing a named award yourself. By supporting scholarships and financial assistance, you can help to ensure access to all of the rewards of an Acadia education.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Chipman Honours Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Current 3rd year, Nova Scotia, Pursuing an Honours Research Project

The Chipman Honours Award is designed to support and encourage the innovative research work of Acadia’s most promising undergraduate Honours students. The award will be offered to a 3rd year Honours student who showcases a strong curiosity for continued education and whose promising research suggests a future benefit to Acadia University. The award will be granted in alternating years to English and Bio-Chemistry majors. Preference to be given to Nova Scotia residents.

The award was established in 2021 through the generosity of Muriel (Chipman) Gates, member of Acadia’s Class of 1965. Muriel’s family ties to Acadia date back to its founding – many of whom worked tirelessly in rousing support for the construction of the first University Hall. It is the hope that the award will encourage and inspire Acadia’s bright young scholars to demonstrate a lifelong commitment to Acadia.

Value: $1,000 annually

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